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Gautam Basu Thakur publishes two new books

Studio portrait of Gautam Basu Thakur.

Gautam Basu Thakur, an associate professor of English and director of critical theory, has published two new books.

The first, “Postcolonial Lack: Identity, Culture, Surplus,” is a monograph that examines the relationship between Lacanian psychoanalytic theory and postcolonial studies. It has been published by the State University of New York press (SUNY) as part of their Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature series.

More information about Postcolonial Lack is available here.

The second, “Reading Lacan’s Seminar VIII: Transference,” is a collection of commentaries on Jacques Lacan’s seminar on transference. Basu Thakur is the co-editor of this collection. Additionally, he co-authored the introduction/preface and contributed a chapter on anxiety and desire. This book has been published by Palgrave as part of their Palgrave Lacan Series.

More information about Transference is available here.